My wheelset will run either way, I'll call my LBS Monday and see about ordering it and the price, but I thought I read online in early reviews that the bike came with the parts to convert it?
Nice!The adapters for the frame come with the bike. If your LBS tells you they don't have them, get a new LBS.
You are correct. 12x142 is marketing hype when applied to the maestro BTW. Don't worry about it. Think of it this way...12x142 is designed solely to add stiffness to the rear triangle. Now picture the maestro rear triangle. One welded piece without any pivots/linkages. Large aluminum or carbon tubes. There isn't any flex in this triangle, especially when you put ANY axle between the only open spot in the rear triangle. The only reason you'd want a 12x142 is if you already owned a wheelset with that axle.I presume this does not apply to 2013 models? The 2014 must have different (modular?) drop-outs?
We have just had our first 27.5 Trance in our shop in the UK.It came fitted with 12 x 142 as standard.
No conversion kit to standard q/r in the box,just a spare dropout.